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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recall of Rawhide Dog Chew Products

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recall of Nature's Variety Chicken Dog Food

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recall of Select Bravo Chicken Pet Foods

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recall of Stella & Chewy's Pet Food Due to Listeria

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Cat Owners of Recall of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Wet Cat Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recall of Cat and Ferret Food from Natura Pet Products

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recall of Dry Pet Food Products from Iams and Eukanuba

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Great Life Performance Pet Products Announces Recall

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Central Veterinary Associates Announces Recall of Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks

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Cental Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Bird Food Recall from Lafeber Co.

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Dog Food Recall from Diamond Pet Foods

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Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of Recalls of Canine Heartworm Preventative and Baby Formulas for Birds

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Warning about Contaminated Chicken Jerky Products Announced

Central Veterinary Associates is alerting dog owners about a consumer warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which reported seeing an increase in dogs becoming ill after eating chicken jerky products imported from China that may have been contaminated.

On November 18, the FDA issued a warning about chicken jerky products for dogs in chicken tenders, strips or treats which could cause illnesses in dogs. Those who fed their dogs these products are asked to watch their dogs closely for symptoms of illness after their pets consumed these products. These symptoms — which could take hours or days to take effect — include decreased appetite and activity; vomiting; diarrhea or bloody diarrhea; increased water consumption and increased urination.

The agency also said that some dogs have been found to have kidney failure, Fanconi syndrome (increased glucose levels) and even death. In 2010, there were 54 reports of dogs having Fanconi syndrome, according to the FDA. This year, there have been at least 70 reported cases thus far. The FDA has yet to determine the cause of the contamination.

Chicken jerky products should be given to pets only as an occasional treat and not as a substitute for a meal. If your dog begins to exhibit any of these symptoms, bring them to a veterinarian immediately. It is still not determined what caused these products to be contaminated, but what is important is that your pet gets the care it needs as soon as possible.


Recall of Pet Food Products from The Kroger Co.

Central Veterinary Associates is alerting pet owners about a recall of pet foods manufactured by The Kroger Co. because the product may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Kroger is recalling the following items:

• Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and October 24, 2011 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128
• Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071357
• Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152
• Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580
• Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903
• Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566
• Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563
• Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018
• Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559
• Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50-lb. packages with a “sell by” date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000108

Aflatoxin is a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops. Symptoms include sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, vomiting and severe, bloody diarrhea.

“If your pet shows signs of any of these symptoms, please bring in your pet immediately,” said Dr. Steven Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. “Our Valley Stream facility has a hospital that is open around the clock, 365 days a year, with a veterinarian always on duty in our emergency room. We also urge any pet owners who have bought any of these recalled products to return them to the store.”


All Blue Buffalo Pet Food customers should be aware that there is a pet food recall

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